Gestamp targets low-CO2 steel from Salzgitter Flachstahl

Gestamp targets low-CO2 steel from Salzgitter Flachstahl

14th June, 2024

Spanish automotive manufacturer Gestamp Automoción SA and Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) ensuring that the former will rely on the latter for low-CO2 steel produced using the SALCOS® process.

New high-tech caster for Baosteel Zhanjiang

New high-tech caster for Baosteel Zhanjiang

13th June, 2024

Baosteel Zhanjiang, which has an annual capacity of 3.5Mt of high-quality slabs, has awarded Primetals Technologies a contract for the engineering, supply, and start-up of a bow-type 2-strand continuous caster for the production of ‘extraordinarily thick slabs’.

Tata Steel places order with SMS group for coke oven gas injection system

Tata Steel places order with SMS group for coke oven gas injection system

13th June, 2024

Tata Steel Meramandali, Odisha, India, has placed an order with SMS group for the implementation of Paul Wurth Coke Oven Gas (COG) Injection Technology at its blast furnace (BF) #1.

Latest issue: June digital: green steel special

June digital: green steel special

According to Bill Brown’s Thing Theory, an object ‘becomes a thing when it can no longer serve its common function’, that is to say, we begin to confront the ‘thingness of objects when they stop working for us’; when the laptop breaks, when the car stalls, when the shoes wear through. What the theory fails the address, however, are the lost objects–absences that ‘stand before us with which we must contend’; the difference between a set of keys, and the same set being missing. The object in material terms remains, but the negative space of its absence negotiates a new understanding. Not quite a thing, but not quite an object either. It is in this space in which the modern steel furnace now functions; with the blast furnace facing multiple trajectories of relining, closure, demolition,…